Thursday, June 24, 2010

DIY Beaded Watches

Beaded watches are THE thing right now and for us craft crazed people, there's no reason to pay  $30 to be a proud owner. Here are a couple of the watches I have made using the same watch face.  A really sweet way to get a watch face for cheap is to get one at a craft store like Michael's or Robert's with a coupon from the sunday paper. They come out to be about $6. Not bad.

Here are a couple of the watches I have made using the same watch face:

All you need to make one:
-Stretchy cord, $1.50 (w/ coupon from sunday paper)
-Random beads, roughly $5
-Watchface $6 (w/coupon from sunday ads)
-2 spacers (you can see one in the pic above)
-4 lobster clasps 
-Superglue, or nail glue

 To start your beaded watch: use one long piece of cord and start threading with two of your lobster clasps and two small beads to separate them. Alternate threading beads on each side strategically placing two spacers somewhere in there. I like placing the beads on randomly. Then you'll end with the two lobster claws on one side of the cord. Pull the cord tight and tie a square knot. It should suck under the first bead on your band. It's as easy as that!

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this. Can't wait to try it!

  2. Thanks! My mom is coming to visit today and now I have a project for us to do together!! :)

  3. Have you ever seen at Cracker Barrel where you can do this?

    You are right "for us craft crazed people, there's no reason to pay $30 to be a proud owner."

    Nice work.

  4. Thanks for the tip, thats what I need right now.

  5. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [24 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  6. These are really cute. I'm going to keep this in mind for gifts for the women in my family. I think they'd really enjoy them. Thanks!



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